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Is the Law of Moses (Torah) Still Binding?

Never has there been a period in my lifetime when there is as much doctrinal confusion in the body of Christ as there is at this time. Some of the most fundamental issues of biblical truth are being challenged. One of the curious oddities that has made its appearance is the notion that the Torah (the law of Moses) was ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Rapture?

"In case of the Rapture, this vehicle will be unmanned." "The Rapture: the only way to fly." The preceding slogans are but two of the many circulated by folks who believe in the so-called "Rapture" theory. You see these slogans on bumper stickers, Twitter, and Facebook. These slogans herald the alleged event that Hal Lindsey, author of the multimillion best-seller, ... read more »

Gog and Magog — What Is the Meaning of Revelation 20:8?

"Who are 'Gog and Magog,' that surround and threaten the 'saints,' as mentioned in Revelation 20:7-8?" Here is the full text that elicits consideration. "And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to ... read more »

Is the Bible Creation Account a Myth?

A student in my Bible class says he believes that the Genesis account of the creation may be a myth, or at least just symbolism. How do I respond to him? There are several lines of evidence which may be employed to show that the Genesis record of the creation is not a myth, nor is it symbolic. First, though, ... read more »

How Can the Church Be the Fulfillment of Daniel 2:44?

We recently received a question concerning the fulfillment of Daniel 2:44, as to how it can be said that the establishment of the church crushed and brought an end to earthly kingdoms. When Daniel gave Nebuchadnezzar the divine interpretation of the king's dream, he said: "And in the days of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a ... read more »

The Great Commission According to Matthew

Before Jesus ascended back to heaven, he gathered his disciples together and declared: "All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I ... read more »

The Cyrus Decree

It was one of the most extraordinary acts in international history. When the Persians overthrew the Babylonian empire (539 B.C.), Cyrus, the conqueror, issued a proclamation releasing the Jews from their seventy-year period of captivity. The biblical record of that edict reads as follows: "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth has Jehovah, the God ... read more »

Joshua’s Farewell Address

Joshua, the great commander of Israel, was "old and stricken in years" when he gave a presentation to his people near the end of his illustrious career (Joshua 23:1ff). It is likely that this was not long before his death at the age of 110 years (24:29). As he stood before the leaders of his spiritual kinsmen, he gave a ... read more »

When Christ Withdraws His Fellowship

It is a verse in which we take much comfort - but do we really understand it - in context? Jesus once said: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Mt. 18:20). The passage is often applied to a regular church assembly, especially when a very small number ... read more »

Why Were Humans Created?

A student at a major university is troubled by questions his professors are asking. For example: Why did God create man? If one replies that God "needed someone to love," why couldn't he just have loved the angels? Whatever may be said about man could apply to them as well. If God already had angels, then why did he create ... read more »